Colin Farrell Beats Up Vin Diesel At Box Office

'Phone Booth' #1 with $15 million; 'A Man Apart' #3 with $11.2 million.

In a battle of box office studs, Colin Farrell beat out Vin Diesel over the weekend to the tune of about $5 million.

Farrell's "Phone Booth" was the top movie of the week, debuting with $15 million, according to studio estimates. ([article id="1470604"]Click for photos from "Phone Booth."[/article])

Diesel's "A Man Apart," filmed before "The Fast and the Furious" and not quite as aggressively marketed as "Phone Booth," made $11.2 million in its opening weekend, enough for third place ([article id="1470651"]click for photos from "A Man Apart"[/article]), behind another debut, Amanda Bynes' "What a Girl Wants" ($12.1 million). ([article id="1470603"]Click for photos from "What a Girl Wants."[/article])

Chris Rock's "Head of State," last weekend's top movie, added $8.8 million to its $14 million opening and had the fourth-best showing.

Despite the three big new releases, numbers were still down about 10 percent from the same weekend a year ago. The box office so far is down about 7 percent compared to last year.

The rest of the weekend's top 10 included: "Bringing Down the House" at #5 with $8.5 million for a total of $111.3 million, "The Core" at #6 ($6.3 million, $20.9 million total), "Basic" at #7 ($5.4 million, $20 million total), "Chicago" at #8 ($5.3 million, $152.2 million total), "Agent Cody Banks" at #9 ($3.7 million, $40.1 total), and "Piglet's Big Movie" at #10 ($3 million, 17 million total).

Eddie Griffin's stand-up concert movie "DysFunKtional Family" opened with $1.1 million in 602 theaters.